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2018 FIFA World Cup


By Blitzburgh99

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#151 9 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Hate the player, not the game.

I do hate the players but I also ignore the game as long as flops, fake injuries, and refs dictate the outcome of (too many) games. The world cup is better this year but the fundamental aspect of penalty shots is broken. The rules aren't holy. Other sports have figured it out and have better balance. They should just fix it.

#152 9 months ago

That's just like your opinion, man. I think the video replay helps a great deal and soccer CAN be the most exciting of sports. A penalty kick is meant to be devastating to the other team, it's not supposed to be equal between taker and keeper.

#153 9 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

England up 1-0 right now. I hope they don't win the World Cup. Don't get me wrong, I like English football, but we will NEVER hear the end of it, if they win.

Ha! Ha! You're absolutely right

Great win against Sweden. I called it 3-1 to England but I'll live with 2-0.

I agree with the rants against diving. It's an absolute disgrace and they all ought to be ashamed of themselves. As much as I admire Brazil for playing quality football that cheating snake Neymar Jnr is reason enough for them to be out. Safe journey home!

I hope I don't jinx it by saying I haven't seen anything of Croatia for us to be worried about.

#154 9 months ago

It’ll be France against England in the final, the French will taunt the English but three lions will be victorious in the end!

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#155 9 months ago
Quoted from Andy_B:

Ha! Ha! You're absolutely right
Great win against Sweden. I called it 3-1 to England but I'll live with 2-0.
I agree with the rants against diving. It's an absolute disgrace and they all ought to be ashamed of themselves. As much as I admire Brazil for playing quality football that cheating snake Neymar Jnr is reason enough for them to be out. Safe journey home!
I hope I don't jinx it by saying I haven't seen anything of Croatia for us to be worried about.

You said it right here! England, shouldn't worry about Croatia!? Just remember in Croatia, they call Modric "the little sh!t". Hopefully, you aren't screaming that after the semifinals.

#156 9 months ago

The last four is set!

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#157 9 months ago

It's coming home!!

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#158 9 months ago

I couldn’t be happier with this final four.

#159 9 months ago

Incredible game between Russia and Croatia

#161 9 months ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

I couldn’t be happier with this final four.

I'd be a lot happier if the frogs weren't there.

#162 9 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

I'd be a lot happier if the frogs weren't there.

thanks

#163 9 months ago

I’m gonna make a bold statement here...but Mbappe is the best player left in the tournament, and he might be the best player in the world for the next decade.

#164 9 months ago

I meant it in the best possible way.

#165 9 months ago

So what way is that then?

#166 9 months ago

Just trying to be nice, you limey git. ( I'm an ass, just having fun) dish it back, M8! I'm sure you wanna see the frogs win another cup. 98' was enough for me and you, I'm sure. I spend a lot of time at Oxford and St. Andrew's studying. I watched a lot of Dundee United matches in Scotland and became a Celtic fan because of Henrik Larsson. Traveled around Scotland for a year watching Larsson in his prime, and I think he is a top 10 striker of all time! Ronaldinho considered Larsson his idol, that has to say something! I'm drinking I'm a little loose with the lip.

#167 9 months ago

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#168 9 months ago

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#169 9 months ago

‘‘Twas the night before the first semi-final match...not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

#170 9 months ago

I've been "stirring" cocktails all night in anticipation of the next match!

#171 9 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

I’m gonna make a bold statement here...but Mbappe is the best player left in the tournament, and he might be the best player in the world for the next decade.

sorry, but that flop for 5 minutes after he was barely touched was worse than neymar. And sorry but I hate France just for that one play, disgrace.
I'm cheering for england for some reason, would like to see the brits get it back and go nuts. I'm just glad brazil is gone, also argentina, ecuador, spain, and portugal, lol. The russian/croatia shootout was incredible. I love shoot outs. I dont think its the way games should end, but I love them.
Its a shame, but when teams go down by 2 goals, they seem to flop more, hoping the ref will get them back in the game with a penalty, imo.
I love the replay. Would like to see it used more and players carded for flopping excessively, especially in the box. I would love to see a flopper wriggling around on the ground and the ref standing above him with a yellow card telling him to knock it off.

#172 9 months ago

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#173 9 months ago

Flopping is doing the most damage to attract new fans from casual watchers. I understand that getting a kick in the shin or a spike on the top of a foot hurts...think stubbing your toe in a dark room. But when guys are flailing around, only to get up and score a goal right after, there’s a problem.

Maybe if a Guy is down for more than 30 seconds, or some set time, then it’s either a delay of game penalty or mandatory substitution. Only way to stop the shenanigans at this point is to legislate some type of adverse outcome to the theatrics.

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#174 9 months ago

Simulation is a yellow card offence.

Refs just dont seem to want to apply that rule though.

#175 9 months ago

France sports world at its peak! World Cup match and Tour de France...

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#176 9 months ago

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#177 9 months ago

Let's go Belgium! France had their fun in 98', I wanna see what this new blood is capable of. We have been hearing of a great young Belgian generation of players for awhile now, time for them to prove it!

#178 9 months ago

My goodness Giroux is flopping and diving every time he flubs a kick. Its embarassing to watch.

#179 9 months ago
Quoted from Andy_B:

Simulation is a yellow card offence.
Refs just dont seem to want to apply that rule though.

It's tough on the officials. A lot of these guys legitimately slip but do over the top embellishments or a minor push is simulated to be a major foul. I wish I had the answers.

#180 9 months ago

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#181 9 months ago

Congrats France. I hope you lose in the final. Mbop or however you spell his name is a disgrace. He is too young to realize how stupid he looks diving all over the place. Glad he got a yellow at the end for simulation!

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#183 9 months ago

Yes!!

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#184 9 months ago

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#185 9 months ago

My opinion, the best team of the tournament from start to finish is in the final.

#186 9 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

My opinion, the best team of the tournament from start to finish is in the final.

England vs France would be nice.

#187 9 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

England vs France would be nice.

How crazy would it be in England if they lose to the FRENCH in the final! Oh the riots will be amazing. My prison days are over now or I would make a trip and bust some heads!

#188 9 months ago

england vs france would be a battle. there would/will be bodies all over the field.
i had to mute the game after hearing the name mbappe at least 50 times. So sad to see such a young star have such bad flopping habits though.

Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois accused France of playing ‘anti-football’ as Belgium’s hopes of winning the World Cup ended in Moscow.
Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/11/thibaut-courtois-accuses-france-playing-anti-football-belgium-crash-world-cup-7701842/?ito=cbshare

#189 9 months ago

All this flopping is really hurting the game as it is gaining a poor reputation.
Two simple rules:
If it is determined that a player has "faked" it, the
OPPOSING team shall be granted a free kick.
Or more severe,
Impose the hockey rule of "embellishment". A player guilty of such shall incur a two to four minute penalty and must leave the field.

Flopping would cease almost immediately.

#190 9 months ago
Quoted from rollitover:

All this flopping is really hurting the game as it is gaining a poor reputation.
Two simple rules:
If it is determined that a player has "faked" it, the
OPPOSING team shall be granted a free kick.
Or more severe,
Impose the hockey rule of "embellishment". A player guilty of such shall incur a two to four minute penalty and must leave the field.
Flopping would cease almost immediately.

If Mbappe gets caught doing it next game that will be his second yellow in two game so he will be red carded. I would love to see something like that happen and maybe that is the only way things will change, we need more red cards.

#191 9 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

If Mbappe gets caught doing it next game that will be his second yellow in two game so he will be red carded. I would love to see something like that happen and maybe that is the only way things will change, we need more red cards.

If he gets a yellow in the next game then it is not a red card because he has a previous yellow. Two yellows have to be shown in the same game to be a red card in that particular game. Two yellows in two different games results in missing the next game but not an immediate red card.

#192 9 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

If he gets a yellow in the next game then it is not a red card because he has a previous yellow. Two yellows have to be shown in the same game to be a red card in that particular game. Two yellows in two different games results in missing the next game but not an immediate red card.

You are right. Wasn't thinking clearly.

#193 9 months ago

proud of my country... really disappointed, as it was now or never... not sure such another opportunity will came for us
congrats to france, as they were not better, simply clever to not let us play our game

#194 9 months ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

proud of my country... really disappointed, as it was now or never... not sure such another opportunity will came for us
congrats to france, as they were not better, simply clever to not let us play our game

You guys had a great cup! You still have the third place match to watch!

#195 9 months ago

Good luck, chaps!

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#196 9 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

You guys had a great cup! You still have the third place match to watch!

yep... but right now (still in the frustration) that 3rd place is just for the chocolate medail
but OK, i know saturday we will be up again, and trying to win it of course

#197 9 months ago

Vrijeme za kick neki engleski magarca!

(If anyone wants to know how to say, time to kick some English ass, in Croatian)

#198 9 months ago

England just scored and the announcer said the goal was immaculate, lol

#199 9 months ago

Ne izgleda dobro.

#200 9 months ago

A beautiful free kick! I must say.

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